Roles and Responsibilities
As the Senior Project Manager – Safety & Strategic Programs, Offira is responsible for proactively building relationships with University and University-affiliate research personnel to facilitate the delivery of high-quality safety services and guidance across a broad range of disciplines throughout the University’s expansive research enterprise and multiple campuses, including Morningside Heights (MS), the Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), Lamont Doherty Earth Institute, Baker Field, Nevis and Manhattanville; as well as satellite locations and University affiliates such as Barnard College and NYS Psychiatric Institute. Offira is well versed in a broad range of regulatory compliance codes and works in collaboration with personnel in the Research Safety, Occupational Safety, Hazardous Materials, Data Systems and Training programs to provide technical and regulatory compliance support on a variety of defined projects. Offira maintains a client-focused approach and is accountable for assessing research and non-research procedures and practices and developing creative, sustainable and compliant solutions that meet the operational needs of faculty, staff and students and are consistent with University standards and best practices.
Offira serves as a project liaison with Capital Project Management (CPM) at CUIMC and MS on laboratory design and renovation projects, including new research facility construction, ensuring EH&S design criteria are met, and maintaining a track record of EH&S-related project milestones in communication with Research, Occupational, Biological and Radiation Safety programs. She also works closely with the Hazardous Materials Program team on program development and compliance, proactive management of waste operations including communication with University waste vendors, and performing regular regulatory recordkeeping audits.
Offira holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College and a Master of Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.